FREE Bike Class: Bike 1 – Back to Basics (Pomona) Saturday, June 8th
Has it been a while since you’ve been on a bike? Do you want to learn how to bike safely? The Bike 1 – Back to Basics class, presented by Metro, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, and Day One Pomona will help you improve your bicycling skills. You’ll learn how to start and stop with confidence, scan, and signal. We’ll show you how to adjust your bike and helmet before a ride, and teach you how to perform a simple inspection to ensure your bike is road-ready. This is not a Learn to Ride class.
Consider signing up for the other classes in this series:
Bike 2 – Rules of the Road (6/22)
Bike 3 – Street Skills (7/13)
All class participants get a free helmet and a set of bike lights!
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Class Size: Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register now to guarantee your spot! Register Here!
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**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the class**
Who Should Sign-Up:
If you know how to ride a bike, but you aren’t comfortable using a bicycle for everyday travel or recreation, then this class may be for you. To build rider confidence, this class covers the basics of bike handling and shows participants how to improve their bike control skills. Please note: this is not a Learn to Ride class.
What You’ll Learn: What I Need to Bike: Helmet Fit / Lights / Locks
Things to Know Before Hitting the Streets: ABC Quick Check / Bike Parking / Bike Infrastructure
Basic Bike Handling Skills: Balance / Mount & Dismount / Steering / Signaling / Scanning / Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro
What You’ll Need:
Please bring your bike in good working condition, unless you have requested a loaner bike. We recommend getting a tune up at your local bike shop if you haven’t ridden your bike in a long time or if you aren’t sure that it’s working well.
All participants will get a free helmet and a set of bike lights.
Registration & Waivers:
Participants ages 16 and up may participate in this class. All participants must sign a waiver to participate; if the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor.
Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bike 1, 2, 3 & Bicycling 101. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar. For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit metro.net/gobike.
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.
The Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition (PVBC) is a chapter of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) founded in March 2012. Our mission is to create better, more bike-able, and healthier streets for the residents in the Pomona Valley area and to empower both pedestrians and cyclists to make a positive impact and change in their local communities. We envision a healthier community where pedestrians and cyclists feel comfortable and secure on the streets, free of harm.
Pomona is ranked as the 18th most overweight/obese city in California and the 8th most overweight/obese city in Los Angeles County. Day One Pomona is currently working towards making Pomona a healthier city! Efforts include working with youth, residents and community partners to ensure the city makes healthy food available at city-sponsored events and meetings. We are also working to create more chances for physical activity and making the healthy choice the easy choice! Day One staff trains a group of youth to advocate for changes in their community and educate their peers and residents on how to make healthy choices and changes in their lives!